Trade Policy

FAS works to create a global environment that’s conducive to free  and  fair  trade. We partner with other U.S. government agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, and U.S. stakeholders to remove trade barriers, negotiate and enforce free trade agreements, and establish international trade rules and standards that are transparent and predictable.

 

Data and Analysis

On August 17, 2021, the European Commission (EC) approved seven genetically engineered (GE) crops (3 corn, 2 soybean, 1 rapeseed, and 1 cotton) and renewed the authorizations for two corn and one rapeseed crop used for food and animal feed.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: Japan Grants Market Access for US Japanese Plums

From August 19, 2021, Japan has expanded market access for U.S.-grown plums to imports of Japanese plums (Prunus salicina) from the United States, in addition to European plums (Prunus domestica) grown in the United States.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Philippines: Validity of SPS Import Clearances Extended

The Philippine Department of Agriculture temporarily extended the validity of SPS Import Clearances for meat and poultry from 60 to 90 days.

News and Features

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack joined agriculture ministers from the rest of the G20 in Florence Sept. 16-18, 2021, to discuss sustainable solutions to the global challenges facing agriculture
Secretary Vilsack today called on the agriculture leaders of the G20 to come together to end hunger and poverty, combat climate change. and build more sustainable, equitable, and resilient food systems.
Secretary Tom Vilsack will travel to the G20 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting in Italy this week, reaffirming the United States’ commitment to international engagement on agriculture and making the case for joint action on climate, food security, innovation, and closer global integration through trade.

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